What Happened on October 13, 1964

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • At Plesman airport, Curacao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record)
  • Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser wins her third consecutive Olympic 100m freestyle gold medal at the Tokyo Games; Olympic record 59.05s
  • US sweeps medals in the men's 200m backstroke at the Tokyo Olympics; Jed Graef swims world record 2:10.3 to win gold ahead of team mates Gary Dilley and Bob Bennett
  • Voskhod 1 crew returns

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Gwynn, American baseball outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Christopher Judge, American-Canadian actor (Stargate SG-1), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese military pilot and CNSA astronaut, born in Zaoyang, Hubei, China